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    Panama Canal

    In honor of the one hundredth anniversary of the Panama Canal opening, Library of Congress curators presented items from their collections for a special exhibit. Work on the canal…

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    Panama Canal Construction

    This was a 1912 film on the construction of the Panama Canal.

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    Book Discussion on The Canal Builders

    Professor Julie Greene talked about her book, The Canal Builders: Making America’s Empire at the Panama Canal. br/ The interview, part of Book TV’s college series, was recorded…

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    U.S.-Panama Free Trade Agreement

    Erik Wasson talked about the status of the U.S.-Panama trade agreement that was signed on June 28, 2007, yet has still not been approved by the U.S. Topics included the details of the…

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    Book Discussion on Drawing the Line at the Big Ditch

    Adam Clymer talked about his book Drawing the Line at the Big Ditch: The Panama Canal Treaties and the Rise of the Right (University Press of Kansas; March 18, 2008). He was interviewed at…

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    Book Discussion on Six Minutes to Freedom

    Kurt Muse talked about his book, Six Minutes to Freedom, published by Citadel. The book recounts Mr. Muse’s imprisonment in Panama for agitating against Panamanian dictator…

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    Book Discussion on Drawing the Line at the Big Ditch

    Adam Clymer talked about and read from his book Drawing the Line at the Big Ditch, The Panama Canal Treaties and the Rise of the Right. Mr. Clymer argues that the U.S.' decision to…

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    International Trade and Investment

    President Bush talked about the effects of free trade on American producers and consumers. He said that free trade had positive effects for Americans and encouraged Congress to pass…

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    U.S.-Panama Relations

    President George Bush and Panamanian President Martin Torrijos spoke to the press after meeing about a free trade agreement.

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    Carter Administration Foreign Policy

    Former Ambassador Moss discussed the foreign policy of the Carter administration with a group of experts. Topics included human rights, peacemaking, foreign aid, Middle Eastern issues,…

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    Book Discussion on Six Minutes to Freedom

    Kurt Muse talked about the book he co-wrote with John Gilstrap, Six Minutes to Freedom, published by Citadel. Muse talked about his rescue by the U.S. Army’s Delta Force. He…

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    Ambassadors Confirmation Hearing

    Senator Coleman, chairman of the Western Hemisphere, Peace Corps and Narcotics Affairs Subcommittee, held a confirmation hearing for David H. Wilkins to be the ambassador to…

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    Remembrance of Operation Just Cause

    Lieutenant General Boykin spoke at a ceremony to honor the 23 American troops killed 15 years ago in December, 1989 during Operation Just Cause in Panama. Ms. LaSpada read a…

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    Panama Canal Records

    The Panama Canal officially came under Panamanian control as a result of the treaty signed during the Carter administration. With the canal custodial transfer also came the need to…

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    Book Discussion on Shooting the Moon: American Manhunt Unlike Any Other

    Mr. Harris talked about his book Shooting the Moon: The Story of an American Manhunt Unlike Any Other, Ever, published by Little, Brown & Company. The book is Mr. Harris'…

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    U.S.-Panama Relations

    As part of series on Latin America, Ambassador Guillermo talked about his country’s relationship with the U.S. and about the status of Panama since taking over control of the Panama…

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    Panama Canal Transfer Ceremony

    Beginning his speech in Spanish then switching to English, President Carter spoke about the transfer of control of the Panama Canal to Panamanian authority. He traced the history of…

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    Panama Canal: Past and Future, Day 2

    Before the official transfer of control of the Panama Canal to Panamanian authorities, the history, operations and future of the canal were discussed. Linda Wertheimer talked about the…

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    Panama Canal Past and Future, Day 1

    Before the official transfer of control of the Panama Canal to Panamanian authorities, the history and operations of the canal were discussed. Mr. McCullough talked about the…

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    Firing Line: Panama Canal Treaties

    Before the U.S. Senate considered their ratification in 1978, the Panama Canal Treaties were the subject of a television debate. William F. Buckley debated for ratification and…

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